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drank Hygge The by Det Gamle Apotek
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Enjoying this one now! I think it’s growing on me, but perhaps just because I’ve taken tonight off of school stuff and I feel such a freedom XD. The scent in the one is tricky because it really does smell tasty, and I’m sure it’s my own non-love of peach in teas that causes the disconnect between scent and taste here. Nonetheless, always happy to have new teas to try — thanks to VariaTEA. :)

It’s my MIL’s birthday and tomorrow we’re headed up to see her from across the backyard! We’ll only stay for a short time since the warmest it’s meant to be is a balmy 1°C, but that will be a wee adventure, at least!

VariaTEA

Does this mean you want more of this one?

Courtney

Oh, that’s okay for this one! But thank you so much!

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drank Hygge The by Det Gamle Apotek
1125 tasting notes

A sample from VariaTEA!

This tea smells very juicy and peachy, but more peach flavour as opposed to real peach. I’m not sure what it is with peach flavouring, but it just doesn’t sit right with my senses. However, new teas are always exciting, so in keeping an open mind:

I did accidentally oversteep this as I agonized over the wording in an email I had to send to a group haha. So, instead of 5 minutes, it steeped for 9.5 minutes.

The flavour is more subtle, but still peachy with a hint of sourness, almost like a slightly unripe peach. It actually reminds me of an unsweetened fuzzy peach candy mixed into tea. I don’t think the overstepping has harmed this, which is a plus. The base is not astringent at all and I always enjoy the black/green base mix. Sadly, this is not my cup of tea, but I’m always happy to have tried a new tea!

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drank Hygge The by Det Gamle Apotek
12662 tasting notes

apparently this came out of my cupboard…in any case sample from VariaTEA that i’ve had a couple times now. not really a fan. it’s a perfectly fine blend but the flavour profile isn’t quite up my alley and isn’t knock your socks off exciting :) still glad to have had it

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drank Københavner The by Det Gamle Apotek
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Sipdown (873)!

Another that I brought to work today – finishing it off currently, but not enjoying it much at all. The dry leaf aroma was actually pretty nice – soft mixed fruits (like a fruit cocktail) with a hint of floral undertone. Steeped, the liquor smells like Play-Doh and the taste is both bitter and salty, with a more chemical/artificial tasting strawberry note.

Thank you VariaTEA for sharing – I love getting to sample teas from places that aren’t accessible to me, like this one. This just wasn’t something I loved, though.

VariaTEA

Oh dear. I don’t think I loved this one but I don’t remember it being quite that bad either.

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A share from VariaTEA!

I didn’t look up the ingredients in this before trying it, but I knew as soon as I took my first sip that there was some type of sweet, artificial peach or mango type flavouring. Creamy as well, but I wasn’t sure if that was coconut or just cream flavouring.

It was overall drinkable, but not exactly a flavour profile I feel strongly about. Negatively or positively. It it a much different profile than what I’d have assumed “hygge” might be, though!? I’d have guess some sort of creamy, soft decadent thing like chocolate? Or a warming spice…

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Thank you for the share VariaTEA – I think this might have technically ended up being both my last tea of the decade/2019 as well as my first tea of 2020/the new decade. While it wasn’t unintentional, I’m pretty sure drinking the cup crossed through midnight…

This was actually shockingly good! I could taste the peach right away – and while it was sort of candy sweet and artificial tasting it was still really juicy and full bodied and it really enveloped the entire palate. It drove me a little crazy, actually, because this specific peach note tasted INSANELY familiar to me and I can’t place what tea exactly it’s reminding me of (and I’ve definitely not had this one before) but that deja vu was STRONG with this infusion…

I can’t say I particularly tasted the coconut or quince as “distinct” flavours but I did get elements of both of them; a creaminess to the mouthfeel and finishing notes of the cup that could easily have been from the coconut, and a subtle floral undertone that could have been the quince.

This was a pleasant surprise for me, so thank you again for sharing!

VariaTEA

Glad you enjoyed it!

tea-sipper

Could it be Lupicia’s momo? I’m drinking that right now…

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drank Hygge The by Det Gamle Apotek
6021 tasting notes

The best before date on this was August 2020 and today’s cup was a touch off so I did something I don’t like doing and tossed the tin.

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drank Hygge The by Det Gamle Apotek
6021 tasting notes

Exams are done and tomorrow I go home so I am trying to get my apartment ready to be empty for the holidays. Unfortunately when I did laundry so I could leave my bed with clean sheets, something went wrong and instead of washing at a normal setting in cold water, I washed at a permanent press setting in warm water. It was just my bedding, a pair of jeans, a pajama set, some underwear and a pair of socks. All of which had been worn and washed many times before so my hopes is they didn’t shrink. We will see soon enough I guess.

Part of getting ready to go home also means packing up the teas I have for Sil and Roswell Strange. The former just in case and the latter because I will finally be meeting my dear tea twin in a week and rather than sending the teas in the mail, I might as well make a personal delivery. With that in mind, I figured I better try the last of the teas my sister brought me from Copenhagen as I parceled some out for the two lovely ladies.

I actually quite like this. There is a silkiness from the coconut and a nice peach flavor. At times the flavor is stronger, especially at the beginning of the sip, and then it fades, becoming more muted. I just wish that strong flavor was consistent through the whole sip.

Roswell Strange

I’m so excited!!

VariaTEA

Me too!!!!

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Revisiting this one b/c I recalled it not being a favorite the last time I tried it. So now I am trying it again to decide if it is worthy of a tin.

I think this cup is better than the last. Perhaps b/c it is an 8 oz cup as opposed to my usual 16 oz mug. Perhaps there was fewer currants in my filter. This time around it just tastes a lot less currant-y (though the flavor is still there). There is more rose. Fruity sweetness, though no fruit is particularly distinctive besides the currant. It is nice but still not a favorite if I am being honest. This may be one I swap/give away.

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This tea was an experience before I ever even tried it. Why? Ribs. This tea has “ribs” as an ingredient and when you attempt to translate the list as a whole, everything translates except for ribs. So I was a bit concerned about that. Thankfully tea friends came to the rescue and informed me that ribs means currants.

Honestly, I could have just tried looking at the leaf…or trying the tea because currant is prominent in both the dry leaf and the steeped tea. Also the green tea is a bit more prominent here than the base teas of the other Copenhagen blends I have tried so far, which is fair since this is from a different tea shop (a souvenir shop instead of the tea store since my sister was worried she wouldn’t get a chance to go to the tea shop and wanted to make sure she had to bring me). It’s a nice tea but doesn’t deliver the flavors I anticipated in light of the ingredient list. I blame the currants.

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